The Most Expensive Coffee in the World
A cup of coffee makes for the perfect start to the day, giving you an energy boost to see you through the morning. For many, going without a cup at breakfast would seem unthinkable. Listed below are the 5 most expensive and luxurious coffee brands in the world: all of which should be sampled at least once by true coffee lovers.
Blue Mountain Coffee
This coffee gets its name from where it’s grown – the Blue Mountain hills in Jamaica. Widely recognized as being the finest coffee in the world in terms of taste, Blue Mountain coffee comes in at $49 per pound. Over the years its reputation has spread all over the world, making it one of the most desired coffee brands on the planet, and certainly the most popular premium coffee available.
Fazenda Santa Ines Coffee
This brand comes in at just a dollar more per pound than Blue Mountain, originating from Minas Gerais in Brazil. In Brazil, Faznda Santa Ines is a hugely famous farm, and the coffee they produce is second to none in the region. The coffee is picked by hand for that extra element of luxury, and has a beautiful warm taste of yellow cherries and caramel. It has now become a popular worldwide brand, having first been introduced to the wider public in a cafe in Canada and two in Australia. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength, making it a popular brand of luxury coffee all over the world.
St. Helena Coffee
St. Helena is a small island in the South Atlantic; a mountainous and tropical island spanning only 47 square miles. The coffee created on this obscure little island is unique: it is the only sort of coffee bean that is Green Tipped Bourbon Arabica. If that doesn’t mean much to you, fear not. All you need to know is that the bean requires a very sensitive and complicated processing method that leaves the coffee with a lovely taste of caramel and citrus. Due to its severe quality controls, St. Helena coffee comes in at $79 per pound.
This phenomenal coffee is not easy to track down. The coffee itself may well be the purest form of coffee available, therefore providing the ultimate taste that coffee can offer. Priced at $104 per pound, the coffee goes through a lengthy selection process, making it both rare and highly priced. Unlike other coffees, its taste also stays consistent from the first sip all the way to the last. La Esmeralda coffee production is very low, with only about 100 bags made each harvest, making it highly sought after for coffee connoisseurs.
Kopi Luwak, otherwise known as Civet Coffee, is certainly the most expensive and luxurious coffee the world has to offer. The name Kopi Luwak comes from Indonesia, where the coffee is made. ‘Kopi’ means coffee, and ‘Luwak’ is an animal living in Indonesia: one that feeds on red coffee cherries as part of its diet. Since the Luwak is unable to properly digest the beans inside the coffee cherry, it excretes them, usually surrounded by some of the flesh of the cherry. All of this makes for a truly unique coffee drinking experience once the beans have been processed, with prices of between $120 and $600 per pound depending on where it is being sold.
So, there we have it, the most expensive coffee brands in the world. For true coffee connoisseurs, there is nothing better than having a range of different luxury coffees to choose from each morning. If you are going to pick any, these 5 brands will give you the best range of quality and luxury available.